Shot Of The Night is Off Base Percentage's toast to a player who had an exceptionally good or bad night. There's always a reason to drink.
Tonight's shot of the night is Star Wars: 1 oz Southern Comfort® peach liqueur, 1 oz amaretto almond liqueur, 1 oz sweet and sour mix, 1 oz Sprite® soda. While Derwood sat in The Big A jinxing the American League in person, I watched the All Star Game alone from my dimly-lit bunker in Louisiana while drinking cheap whiskey. I'm living quite the life, ladies. Just like the rest of the season, the All Star Game was a pitchers duel. That said, the shot of the night is in honor of the MVP, Brian McCann.
The Braves catcher came in for Yadier Molina in the 5th inning and promptly flied out to right. But McCann would hit a bases loaded/bases clearing double in the 7th inning off of Matt Thornton to give the National League all 3 of their runs. I'm pretty sure the messy 7th inning that Phil Hughes and Thornton worked was a tribute to the Angels bullpen. In that case, well done, fellas. McCann would go on to deliver a humble speech at the post game presser while wearing his catcher's helmet frontwards. A look that John Olerud approves of.
Dishonorable Mention: I have a couple of these bad boys.
Joey Votto: Votto was the big snub from the All Star Game but got in through the Last Man In fan voting or some such titled nonsense. Votto is having a monster season for the Reds but his All Star appearance was unspectacular. He went 0-2 and saw exactly 2 pitches.
Omar Infante: DNP. The questionable All Star didn't get into the game despite being the designated player who could come back into the game after being pulled. I hear he did fulfill his utility role by sweeping up sunflower seeds and installing a new bullpen phone.
Joe Girardi: He blew through all of his left handed starters as quickly as possible and saved Alex Rodriguez for pinch-hitting duties in the imaginary 13th inning.
Corey Hart: He continued his poor showing from the second round of last night's Home Run Derby by going 0-2 with 2 strikeouts.